If there is one thing that has the potential to drive every parent ever so slightly bonkers, it’s the notion of hosting a birthday party at home. Having ten or more children running around (hopped up on birthday treats!) is hard on the house. Not to mention the fact that you’re hosting the parents as well, so you can’t just leave everything in shambles to clean up after the fact – you have to maintain a modicum of civility throughout the proceedings at least.
Winter is slowly but surely descending on the Southern Hemisphere, so we imagine the last thing you were expecting was an article outdoor tented weddings, right? Surely we must have completely misplaced our marbles? After all, tented weddings are summer affairs. Not so? Well, get ready to challenge a few of your preconceived notions on alfresco weddings, because we’re here to tell you that tented winter weddings are one of the emerging trends for 2018.
When you think ‘Christmas’, chances are you’re thinking snow, reindeer, twinkling wreaths and roasted chestnuts. However, down in the southern hemisphere, things are a little different. By the time December 25th rolls around, families in South Africa and other African countries are in the midst of sweltering summer, breaking out the sunscreen and heading to the beach in droves.
Does the very idea of a white wedding with rose bouquets and neutral-yet-snazzy cumberbunds make you want to fall asleep in your soup from utter boredom? You are not alone. Around the globes, bridal parties are blazing the trail with all sorts of fun wedding themes that set the stage for a festive celebration, rather than just a run-of-the-mill ceremony and reception.
It is hard to define vintage as a theme, but at the same time, it is very distinct. Vintage conjures up images of the 1920s, ’30s, and 40s. A throwback to times gone by, vintage themed weddings have become very popular today. Timeless, beautiful and romantic, a vintage wedding is the perfect setting in which to say “I do.” Soft. Pretty. Muted colours and textured fabrics. Antique. Lace. Simple and elegant without being formal. Natural and flowy.
Does the thought of a traditional Christmas make you crackers? Tired of turkey and tinsel? Well with just a few days before Christmas we have come up with some great ideas for celebrating this year’s festivities in a totally new and different way.
Last month we delved into the world of work parties and corporate events. The mandatory team building exercises that strike fear into the hearts of many no longer need to be the dread-filled experiences of the past. There are so many different and fun things to do with work colleagues and clients that these events need not be the dull and dreaded days that most come to expect from workplace parties. Get creative and have some fun. Just because it’s a work event doesn’t mean it has to be boring!
The idea of corporate events, work parties of team building exercises often fills those expected to participate with an impending sense of doom and leaves most people wanting to run for the hills. From event organisers to participants, the traditional work event has, in the past, been a source of terror. But those days are gone! In today’s corporate environment, companies are trying to build morale, incentivise their staff and wow clients and suppliers. The general standard of office events has risen considerably with those in charge pushing the envelope more and more. The challenge of pulling off a professional and well run event under budget constraints has lead to some very creative ideas for corporate parties.
There are many wonderful things about stretch Bedouin tents from Tentickle Tents; they are versatile, can be set up anywhere, made to be any shape, come in a variety of colours and sizes, they are waterproof, and protect you from the sun, just to name a few. There is also the fact that they can be themed to suit any party. With a little imagination and creativity you can transform a stretch Bedouin tent into anything your mind can think of.
When you think of a wedding, most people think of traditional white weddings. But just because we have stretch wedding tents that are white, it doesn’t mean that your wedding has to be! In fact our wedding tents can be any colour you want to match your alternate wedding!
How about some of these alternative wedding ideas to transform your wedding into something completely unique?